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I found this to be very intere

I found this to be very interesting. It is what seperates men from gentlemen...

General Robert E. Lee's definition of a gentleman:

"The forebearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others, is a test of a true gentleman. The power which the strong have over the weak, the magistrate over the citizen, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly; the forebearing and inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light. The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character, which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others"
 
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Here! Here!

power is a funn


Here! Here!

power is a funny thing, some use it to help and to build, others use it to tear down & to destroy!
 
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That is an amazing analogy. I

That is an amazing analogy. Isn't is odd how back in the old days that our language seemed almost poetic? And as we have supposedly advanced as a civilization we have become less refined in our manners? I think I may just post this quotation at work....make people think for a minute. Thanks for sharing this Jeremy.
 
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Reminds me of the saying...

Reminds me of the saying...

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice..."

Thanks Jeremy for sharing...

Regards,
David
 
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